80 meters long and 18 meters wide vessel will be built and arranged for single and twin trawl operations to catch Greenland halibut and shrimps.
The frozen catch will be stored in her freezer holds after processing and freezing.
Having a capacity of 1,320 tons of frozen-at-sea Halibut or 930 tons of shrimp, the vessel will be outfitted and equipped for fishing in the North Atlantic and polar areas including NEAFAC, NAFO and ICES regulatory areas. Designed by Skipsteknisk, she will be built under supervision of DNV Class Society.
With spacious leaving areas and social amenities, the vessel will be able to comfortably host 38 people on board.
Niqitaq Fisheries is a fully owned subsidiary of Baffin Fisheries Company from Canada which was incorporated at 2001.
The company is a leading commercial fishing enterprise in Northern Canada, harvesting more than 10,000 tons of Greenland Halibut (turbot) and cold-water shrimp annually.
Their current fleet consists of three factory fishing vessels while the new one will be the fourth and the biggest.